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Emergency Management

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The primary focus of the Air Force Emergency Management Program is to save lives, minimize the loss or degradation of resources, and ensure continued operational capability at all times. Emergency management teams, located at all military installations, are trained and equipped to respond to threats including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives (CBRNE); weapons of mass destruction; hazardous material incidents; natural disasters; and major accidents. Emergency Management teams work closely with and support national, state, local, and civilian response agencies.

The program supports homeland security operations and provides support to civil and host-nation authorities, in accordance with Department of Defense directives, and through the appropriate Combatant Command.

For Training assistance contact the EM Training Section at 720-847-6732 

Disaster Response Force (DRF) Training

DRF Training is provided by 460 CES/CEX for EOC, UCC, EM Reps and Specialized team members. EOC training is held every Third Tuesday at 0800. UCC Training is held every Third Tuesday at 0900. DRF Common Operating Picture (COP) training is held every Third Tuesday at 1000. Emergency Management Representatives Training is held every Third Tuesday at 1300. Specialized teams are trained as needed. All DRF training is scheduled through your Unit Scheduler or EM Rep via ARIS.  

EOC & UCC TableTop Training Seminars & Exercises are held every Third Wednesday at 1300. EOC members should attend in person at the Primary EOC location (bldg. 1005, room 153) unless otherwise directed to the Alternate location (bldg. 805, room 200).  UCC members should attend via MS Teams link provided in the invite. 

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Training

CBRN Defense training is provided to all required personnel IAW deployment status and OPLAN taskings. It is held on the first Tuesday of every month at 0800 and is scheduled through your unit Scheduler or Unit Deployment Manager (UDM) via ARIS.  

Base Emergency Preparedness Orientation (BEPO)  

This seminar provides guidance to all newcomers, military, civilian, dependents and children. It provides a basic overview of the local threats and hazards and how best to be prepared for them. It is conducted simultaneously with the Right Start Briefing and is scheduled through your CSS upon in-processing to your unit.   

Shelter In-Place Training for Facility Managers

This seminar provides guidance to Facility Managers to establish and maintain a Shelter In-Place program for their facility. It is conducted simultaneously with the CE Facility Managers Course and is scheduled through CE Customer Service at 720-847-9913.


Take these three simple steps to prepare --

Get a Kit - Assemble a collection of first aid supplies, food, water, medicines, and important papers that can sustain you and your family until the emergency passes.

Make a Plan - You and your family members may not be together when an emergency strikes. Planning ahead will improve your chances of keeping in touch, staying safe, and quickly reuniting.

Be Prepared - Anticipate emergencies most likely to affect you and your family. This guide will help you think through the basics of preparing yourself and your family for all hazards.

Before an emergency happens, be sure to sit down with your family and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do in an emergency. Write down where your family spends the most time, such as work, school, and other places you frequent. Schools, daycare providers, workplaces, and apartment buildings should all have site-specific emergency plans that you and your family need to know about. Additionally, your family plan should address the following:

  • Escape Routes
  • Family Communications
  • Utility Shut-off and Safety
  • Insurance and Vital Records
  • The Elderly and People with Special Needs
  • Safety Skills
  • Caring for Animals
  • Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit

The Installation Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is located in: Bldg. 1005 Room 153.

Contact the Office of Emergency Management at 720-847-6722.

Walk-ins and appointments are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The OEM is closed all Federal Holidays and Space Force Family Days.

Buckley Space Force Base is vulnerable to numerous natural, manmade and technological hazards. The list below is specific to Colorado and the link will provide you and your family with information on the actions to before, during and after each type of these incidents. 

Disasters/Emergencies Information  

Natural Disasters

Extreme Heat
Landslides and Mudflows
Thunderstorms and Lightning
Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Man-Made Incidents

Active Shooter 
Hazardous Materials Incidents 
Home Fires 
Major Accidents 
Nuclear Explosion

Technological Incidents

Nuclear Power Plants
Power Outages